In the quiet little town of Mayberry, Sheriff Andy Taylor and Deputy Barney Fife work to keep the peace alive on The Andy Griffith Show. Griffith plays Taylor, a man who keeps law and order with a side dish of humor. Don Knotts plays the forever uptight deputy Barney Fife. Of course, ol’ Barn loosens up a bit when he gets around his girl Thelma Lou, played by Betty Lynn. Not to be left out, Andy, in time, finds himself connected with school teacher Helen Crump, played by Anita Coursault. Andy, of course, spends time at home, too. That’s where we will find Aunt Bee, played by Frances Bavier, and his son Opie, played by Ron Howard. It’s not unusual, though, to see Opie make a pit stop at the sheriff’s office before or even after school.
Where to Watch ‘The Andy Griffith Show’
If you are looking to watch The Andy Griffith Show, then you can find it on weeknights on MeTV and TV Land Classic. Of course, it’s also available on streaming platforms.
Take a Trip to Mayberry for Your Next Binge-Watch
The show happens to be set in a small town in North Carolina. It has been said that Mayberry is a bit of a reflection on Griffith’s own hometown of Mount Airy, N.C. As we tune in each time for an episode of The Andy Griffith Show, there’s usually something going on. One time, you might see Andy and Barney deal with drunk Otis Campbell, played by Hal Smith.
But there are other characters to mention, too. We might find ourselves getting wrapped up in drama from Gomer Pyle, played by Jim Nabors. We’ll see Gomer hanging out with his brother Goober, splendidly played by George Lindsey. Now he’s got his own set of eccentricities, too. Watching Goober and Gomer together always brings the laughs. Gomer eventually would go off and join the Marine Corps, leading into his own sitcom.
Heaven knows, there are plenty of episodes to choose from when people ask about a fan’s favorite. There’s Aunt Bee and the pickle competition. Do you remember the “loaded goat” that found his way around Mayberry? Another memorable one is when a cow wore four shows and left some unique imprints.
A number of Griffith show fans appear to mark a specific separation in the show’s content. The first seasons were filmed in black and white. Knotts was around as Barney for the show’s first five seasons before leaving. That opened the door for even more characters to come forth.
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